As we age and battle skin conditions, the natural architecture of our skin deteriorates. This deterioration leads to fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, acne scars, uneven skin texture, and more visual aspects showing the weakening of our skin. Collagen induction therapy, also known as microneedling, is a trusted cosmetic dermatology procedure that addresses these signs of aging at the cellular level.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is the insertion of very fine needles into the skin for the purpose of skin rejuvenation. The process of microneedling involves comfortably creating thousands of micro-injuries to the skin to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. This healing of the skin essentially results in skin remodeling. This includes the formation of collagen and elastin, which are the two proteins that are predominantly responsible for the structure of the skin. The result of microneedling is beautiful, youthful looking skin. This medical dermatology treatment has been safely used in a wide variety of patient-types, including patients of all skin types.
At the Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery Institute, we use the world’s first FDA-cleared microneedling device, known as the SkinPen.
The SkinPen is the next advancement in micro-therapy. This device is a medical grade, state-of-the-art piece of equipment that is designed to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars on the face and the body.
The SkinPen allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating thousands of precise micro-injuries in the dermis, automatically triggering new collagen synthesis without causing scar tissue formation.
This cordless device has variable depth of .25mm to 2.5mm, designed to provide significant versatility to create change not only the skin on the face, but also on different areas of the body.
The actual process of microneedling with this device typically takes 30 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas treated, as well as the severity of damage on the skin. Due to their non-invasive nature, this procedure requires little to no downtime for the patient being treated.
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Looking young never gets old. Upon microneedling, you will see immediate effects and are bound to be pleased with the results. To achieve younger, more beautiful looking skin or additional cosmetic treatments in Wellington and Delray, contact our cosmetic dermatologist in Palm Beach today.